(5771) FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS
We are fast approaching the Feast of First
Fruits also known as the Feast of Weeks.
Today, most refer to this feast today as Pentecost
which is the Greek word that means to count fifty.
There are a several different schools
of thought in the world today in regards to how this day is reckoned.
I have exposed their
error in a previous two part video called “The Feast of First Fruits.”
I want to examine the timing of this Feast from a simple logical perspective.
Then I will
expose how the early emerging apostate church perverted this day early on with what became known as Pentecost.
It is a commonly held belief that Moses brought down the Ten Commandments the first time on this day.
I agree with this whole heartedly because he did.
This event proves the timing
of this Feast.
There are three Feasts that are commanded.
want to use Leviticus 23 to say that there are seven Feasts and this is not true.
to look up the words used in the first 4 verses and in verse 37.
They do not say that these
are YEHWEH’s Feasts as the translations render.
They say that these are YEHWEH’s
And just three of these Appointed Times are listed as Feasts.
They are the Feast of Unleavened Bread, The Feast of First Fruits and the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Feasts were timed by our Creator around the three different harvests, the spring harvest of the barley, the summer
harvest of the summer fruits which included the summer wheat and the fall harvest of the olives and such.
The winter wheat is also harvested in the spring but this happens several weeks after the barley harvest and it is
still part of the spring harvest.
Now let’s examine the event of Moses bringing down
the tablets and see how this proves the timing of the summer feast.
19:1 In the third month, when the children of Israel came forth out of the land of
Egypt, “THE SAME DAY” they came into the wilderness of Sinai.
It is very important that we understand that they traveled by night, just as Moses recorded when they left Egypt.
They left Egypt on the night of the 15th day of the first month.
did not travel on the 15th day which also became the First Day of Unleavened Bread.
the Sabbath day.
Maybe it had not been restored to them yet, but it was still the Sabbath
day since the days of Adam and Eve as far as our Creator is concerned.
He would not have
commanded them to march out of there on the Sabbath.
The night is no longer the Sabbath
day; this is why YEHWEH sent them out by night. The Sabbath was over.
YEHWEH gave them a
pillar of fire to light their way.
Yes, they He gave them a cloud to lead them during the
day as well when they left Egypt because they traveled day and night to get to the Red Sea, but He did not instruct them to
travel on the Sabbath day.
It is clear that they left Egypt at night after the day time
portion of the 15th.
The language in this verse is impossible to refute that they came to
Mount Sinai on the same day that they left Egypt.
It would have been the night time portion
of the 15thday of the 3rd month.
It is important that you do not let erroneous Jewish customs
get in the way of your understanding on this.
The days are not reckoned from sundown to
sundown as Jewish custom upholds.
It is easy to prove this with scripture.
They twist a few scriptures to uphold this erroneous doctrine instead of simply believing the scriptures that say
Each day begins at the breaking of day and it lasts until the breaking of day
the following morning.
The Holy convocation part of the day is the daylight portion of it.
Many do not understand the timing of the Passover and much more because they have bought into
the sundown to sundown doctrine that came from satan.
After the daylight portion or the
Sabbath portion of the 15th day of the third month, the children of Israel came to the mount and set up camp.
It is the only way that scripture reconciles itself and scripture always defines itself.
This is how we can know that Saul and Luke and Mark are false as well because their teachings contradict the eye
witnesses and the prophets.
Moses goes on;
they departed from Rephidim and came to the desert of Sinai, they set up camp in the wilderness; there Israel camped before
3 And Moses went up unto Elohiym,
and YEHWEH called out to him from the mountain, saying, THUS YOU SHALL STAND BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND SAY TO THE
HOUSE OF JACOB;
4 YOU HAVE SEEN WHAT I DID
TO THE EGYPTIANS AND HOW I BARE YOU ON EAGLES' WINGS AND BROUGHT YOU TO ME.
HENCEFORTH, IF YOU WILL LISTEN TO AND OBEY MY VOICE AND KEEP MY COVENANT, THEN YOU WILL BE A
TREASURE UNTO ME ABOVE ALL PEOPLE: BECAUSE ALL OF THE EARTH IS MINE:
is amazing how so many in the world today want to ignore all of our Creator’s and His Son’s “IFS”
Everything is conditional on our listening to Him and obeying Him, yet almost none have listened
to either of them nor have they obeyed them.
Consider why He will send His wrath in lieu
And ask yourself just how much affliction will it take to get you to acknowledge
that you have transgressed against Him?
How much will you go through before you will cry
out to Him to be forgiven so that you can enter into His covenant?
If you think that I am
wrong, then answer one simple question to yourself; why did He create you?
Did He create
you to rebel against Him or to make you in His image?
The people answered Moses that day;
8 And all the people
answered together, and said, “WE WILL DO ALL THAT YEHWEH SPEAKS”
They lied to themselves and to their Creator, just as each of you do if
you say that you love Him and His Son apart from hearkening to what they say.
Is it love
for a child to live in rebellion to their parents?
No, it is a total lack of love and appreciation
for bringing them into the world.
How much more so with YEHWEH Elohiym who simply wants
to perfect us and give us eternal life in His family?
10 And YEHWEH said to Moses, Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow,
and let them wash their clothes,
11 and tell
them to prepare for THE THIRD DAY: because YEHWEH will come down upon Mount Sinai before of all the people ON THE THIRD DAY
So we have the 16th day, the 17th day and the 18th day.
The 18th day is the third day, it is impossible to refute this.
What happened in
the 18th day?
He called Moses up to the mountain for 40 days and Moses returned with the
This takes us to the 29th day of the 4th month if there are only 29 days in the
Otherwise, it lands on the 28th day of the 4th month if there are 30 days in
the 3rd month which was always the case back then and there always will be again when Yehshua returns and the rotations are
There is a book that Joshua quoted and the writer of Jude quoted that is called
the book of Jasher.
The book of Jasher says that the Law was given on the 6th day of the
How is this possible?
It is not.
The book of Jasher had to have been altered somewhere along the line to fit the new emerging doctrine of the false
feast day called Pentecost.
There is no other answer.
let’s examine how the 28th or now sometimes the 29th day of the 4th month fits in with the instructions given to us
to count to this Feast.
The complete set of instructions is found in Leviticus 23 and there
is an abbreviated set of instructions found in Deuteronomy 16 as well.
15 (YOU SHALL COUNT) unto you from the morrow after the
Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; SEVEN SABBATHS SHALL BE COMPLETE
16 until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath.
As you can see, there are two different counts.
It says count twice, not once.
It is just a matter of believing what it says.
One of the counts is seven Sabbaths completed
and from the morrow after the 7th Sabbath we count 50 days, including that day, this is a second count.
It really is this simple and it is the only way that scripture reconciles itself.
we must use His calendar for the first count to remind us how He keeps track of weeks.
want to say that these two counts are the same count.
This is not true and there is no way
for it to fit into the rest of scripture.
For one reason, these other methods always end
up with the Feast early in the 3rd month when the spring harvest is still going on with the winter wheat being harvested still.
I went into this in more detail in the Feast of First Fruits videos, parts 1 & 2.
There are a few different beliefs as when the wave sheaf is waved that we are to begin to count from.
The first of the two primary schools is we are to start the count the day after the Saturday that falls within the
Feast of Unleavened Bread.
This method uses the fixed day of Saturday on the pagan calendar
as the weekly Sabbath and this is easily proven to be false both in scripture and in history.
this reason, I won’t spend much time on this today.
I just want to point out that
when the first Saturday of this Feast lands on the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, then they have to pervert their
count even further by going to the proceeding Saturday to count from so that they can make the wave sheaf to be waved within
the Feast which it must.
The problem with this is they are counting from a false Sabbath
that is not even within the feast week even if it was a Sabbath.
The extent that people
will go to in order to uphold their false doctrines is amazing.
The false prophet Ron Weinland
uses this method.
I bring him up only because he claims that he and his wife are the two
witnesses and some will be inclined to follow him to the lake of fire when the destruction begins because he has prophesied
a form of it.
Also, because he also claims that Yehshua will return on this Feast in 2012
but he is off by 53 days because he does not believe the scriptures nor our Creator’s calendar.
The second primary school has the day of the wave sheaf right.
They know that
the wave sheaf is always waved on the 16th day of the 1st month, just as Leviticus 23:11 outlines that it is.
The 15th is always the Sabbath and in the first month, it is always the High Sabbath of the 1st day of Unleavened
Bread, just as the 15th day of the 7th month is always the High Sabbath of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Yet many who even begin to count from the proper day even mess up the first leg of this count because they do not
use our Creator’s calendar to determine the Sabbaths.
They use the High day but they
do not understand that this is also the weekly Sabbath because they hold onto the Saturday Sabbath as well.
And they end up on the 5th, 6th or 7th day of the 3rd month.
The beautiful thing
about our Creator’s design is it teaches us to always remember His calendar because we need it in order to show up for
His appointments at the right time, including this one.
The first leg of this count always
ends up on the 9th day of the 3rd month which is always the day after the 7th Sabbath is completed.
The 7th Sabbath after the wave sheaf is always on the 8th day of the 3rd month.
have asked why He did not give us the actual day that this Feast is on instead of instructing us to count for it.
He certainly gave us the days for His other two Feasts.
The answer is simple; first,
the count is to teach us His calendar and to serve as a reminder of it for the generations to follow.
And, He could not give us a fixed date because He knew that He would shorten the cycle during the days of King Hezekiah
and He needed a way to tie it all in together to show us the completeness of His design.
was very meticulous and deliberate in His design so that we could know His precision and know who has His commandments and
This is also why He allowed satan to pervert His calendar.
He was allowed to do what he did to separate those who did not want to fight to hold fast to the truth or learn the
This whole process that we call life is a test of our resolve and our determination
to want His ways.
He knew that after He would shorten the cycles of the moons rotations
that this Feast could land on either the 28th day or the 29th day of the 4th month so He did not assign a day for it, nor
did He inspire Moses or anyone else to record a day for it.
He simply gave us a count to
test and to prove us.
Satan has been bent on changing time and laws just as Daniel recorded
that his servants would do.
He purposed to set on the mountain of the Appointed Times just
as Isaiah prophesied that he would.
His plan to set on the mount of the Appointed Times
picked up steam as the apostate church emerged in first century after Yehshua’s ascension.
The whole story of Pentecost is based on a lie that has brought forth a host of false religious beliefs about speaking
in tongues and such.
And it perverted the count to this feast by leaving out the first leg
of the count which led to all sorts of other erroneous ideas that have confused people.
deception started in the book of Luke;
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but “TARRY IN THE
CITY OF JERUSALEM,” UNTIL YOU BE ENDUED WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH.
is speaking of giving them the Holy Spirit.
Was Luke an eye witness?
No, there is no evidence that he was anywhere near Yehshua during His life here in the flesh.
He came on the scene several years later and so did his teacher Saul.
So how could
Luke quote Yehshua?
He could not.
He certainly recorded
some part truths right because he undoubtedly heard or read what the eye witnesses spoke or wrote.
Satan was busy deceiving the world at this time, just as he is now.
He was busy
setting up what would become the mother whore of Babylon and her daughters and Luke and Saul and many of their followers were
playing right into his hand.
Contrast what Luke recorded in comparison to when an eye witness
recorded that the true apostles received the Holy Spirit?
21 Then Yehshua said to them, Peace be unto you: as my Father
has sent me, even so I send you.
when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, RECEIVE
THE HOLY SPIRIT
So who do you want to believe?
An eye witness, or a liar who could not even record a story 2 out of 3 times the same way in his own writings?
(I am referring Saul’s so-called Damascus road experience that Luke recorded 3 different
and conflicting ways in the book of Acts)
Of course if you want to believe Luke instead
of the Apostle John, then you are set up and primed to buy into his other book, the book of Acts.
If so, then you are set up to buy into the story of Pentecost and the whole perversion of the count 50 that left
out the first count.
And then you can buy into the whole tongues thing or countless other
perversions of the truth that came out of the teachings of the abomination of desolation.
Creator’s design is perfect, it keeps us focusing on His ways if we will listen to Him and obey His voice.
There are three Feasts and they all three revolve around the three different harvests.
are not two spring feasts.
Can you see how satan has muddied this all up in his efforts
to sit on the mount of the Appointed Times by changing the way they are determined?
Feast of First Fruits was given to us to point to the summer Harvest.
The law was given
on this day because the law was what was used to grow those who have become the First Fruits.
will return on this Feast to harvest His Father’s First Fruits into His Kingdom.
early Spring Harvest was when He and the 24 elders were resurrected into the Kingdom.
latter Fall Harvest will be after the Great white Throne of Judgment when many will resurrected into His family.
The Feast of First Fruits will fall on July 31st this year in my location in Southern Europe but we must each be
faithful to our individual locations.
Some want to make this about a uniform date on man’s
The Appointed Times have nothing to do with when they land on man’s pagan
calendar in different time zones, nor do they have anything to do with our own reasoning for how they are determined.
Some want to base each month off of the New Moon sighting in Jerusalem and it will be in just over a year.
But now Israel is scattered to the four corners of the earth so we have to be faithful to where we are.
It is not about a uniform date on a pagan calendar.
Our Creator gave us a calendar
that we could use wherever we were scattered to.
Yehshua referred to Jerusalem as Sodom
and Egypt in the last days, why would you base His Father’s set apart Feasts from that location?
What is important is that we obey our Creator with the system that He gave us to test us and to prove us.
This Feast is a commanded Feast to show up before Him and we are not to show up before Him empty handed.
There is no Levitical system in place to bring an offering today so each of you wanting to obey Him will have to
search this out with His guidance.
It is a set apart day, holy unto our Elohiym and this
year it marks the one year bell to His Son’s return.
I wanted to finish off today
tying in how Moses bringing the tablets down off of the mountain proves the count that I have shared with you today.
I said that the first leg of the count was the seven Sabbaths completed after the wave sheaf offering and that the
day after the 7th Sabbath always lands on the 9th day of the 3rd month.
We are to count
this day in the 2nd leg just as it says. This is the count 50 day leg.
10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th equals 10 days.
they came to Sinai on the end of the 15th, plus 3 days that they were commanded to prepare brought them to the 18th.
This is 10 days after the first leg of the 7 complete Sabbaths.
Moses was on the
mountain for 40 days.
10 + 40 = 50
is pretty hard to refute, especially with the evidence in history that the three feasts were associated with the three separate
Then you add into this the teachings about the summer fruit found in scripture
and Yehshua’s reference when He said; are not there 4 months and then the harvest.
wheat that is harvested in the spring takes 7 months to mature.
The wheat that is sown in
the spring takes four months.
The First Fruits will be harvested at the end of the 4th month
on this awesome feast day that is set apart to our Elohiym, just as they became set apart to become His First Fruits.
Remember the parable of the fig tree.
I’ll close today with reading you this
learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender and puts forth its leaves, know that
summer is near.
Folks, if I am making this stuff up, I have quite
the imagination indeed.
I have said over and over again that this is not about the date
of His return anyway; it is about being ready and being found doing when He does return.
found doing would certainly include making sure that you have the correct timing and observance of this Feast and His other
Make straight your paths, the kingdom of Elohiym is nigh.